Pianist Agnese Egliņa, winner of many international competitions, earned Latvia’s Grand Music Award for Outstanding Work in an Ensemble in 2010. She collaborates with other musicians in various chamber ensemble formats and is one of the most sought-after pianists in Latvia.
Egliņa has performed the solo with the LNSO in Alexander Scriabin’s Piano Concerto, conductor Olari Elts, and in the premiere of Kārlis Lācis’s Piano Concerto, conductor Māris Sirmais.
Agnese regularly joins the LNSO in chamber music programmes. The 2012/2013 season saw the launch of a concert series dedicated to the orchestra’s principal musicians, and Agnese teamed up with the LNSO’s principal wind instrument players: flutist Dita Krenberga, oboist Egils Upatnieks, bassoon player Jānis Semjonovs, hornist Artūrs Šults, and tubist Raivis Māgurs. Together, they created the programmes Les Six and the Dance of the Goat (2016), A Night of Deliberation. Schumann and Shchedrin, and The Kitchen Revue (2017).
Earlier in 2020, Agnese Egliņa performed in the Shanghai Concert Hall in China with Latvian soprano Kristīne Opolais; she also taught workshops and gave concerts in Zambia and Zimbabwe in Africa. This January, Egliņa performed George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Liepāja Symphony Orchestra and conductor Mārtiņš Ozoliņš.
Further plans for this year include playing concerts and teaching workshops in Latvia, Spain, Germany, Greece and Switzerland, among other countries.